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With fossil evidence dating back 350 million years, the cockroach is the world’s oldest surviving insect. It’s also one of the most significant pests found in homes, apartments, restaurants, and other commercial-type structures. They feed in damp and unsanitary places such as sewers, and the filth can be spread to food, counters and other surfaces where food is prepared. They contaminate far more food than they eat. Since cockroaches vary in food preferences and living situations, it is important to be able to identify the species for proper treatment protocols.
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The American cockroach is also known as a “waterbug” or “sewer roach” and is the most common species found in city sewer systems. Despite the name, these roaches are not native to North America, and were probably stowaways on ships sailing in from Africa! These pests can access structures via your bathroom drains, although you are more likely to find them in larger, commercial structures. They will feed on a variety of food, but have a preference for fermented foods, and will even feed on book bindings, clothing, glossy paper if starch is detected.
The first step to eliminating American Cockroaches is sanitation! Limiting food resources and water will reduce the breeding potential of the population and make your home less attractive. Cleaning up debris and leaf litter will eliminate hiding places and reduce the carrying capacity of the space adjacent to the home. American Cockroaches are fairly large—sealing cracks and crevices will reduce the likelihood that they will enter the home. Installing sweeps and seals on the doors will also help.
Brown Banded Cockroach
These cockroaches get their name from a pale brown band that crosses the wings of an adult or the body of a nymph. This species is probably African in origin, but now has a presence throughout the United States. Brown banded cockroaches prefer a warmer climate, are typically nocturnal in nature, and tend to be found high on walls near picture frames or molding, near appliance motors, or in light switches.
From a public health perspective, the German cockroach is by far the most important cockroach. This cockroach is found worldwide, and is the most common species in homes, apartments, and commercial buildings here in the U.S. They are most commonly found indoors, and can be particularly difficult to control. This species is able to maintain high populations because it carries a large number of eggs and has a shot developmental period. German cockroaches prefer warm, humid locations, and are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms, but they will inhabit any part of a structure where people eat. This pest eats all kinds of food, but prefers fermented food.
In spite of the name, the oriental cockroach is believed to have origins in northern Africa. It is also known as a “waterbug” because of its preference for damp locations, or the black beetle due to its dark appearance. This pest is often found outdoors, under stones or leaf litter, but can also be found in warmer, more-humid areas of your home such as your basement or floor drains. They feed on all types of filth, but are particularly fond of starchy foods and are known to have a strong “roachy” odor.
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